Libraries & Teaching at IUB

Friday, June 09, 2006

What does MySpace have to do with us?

Here is an interesting article (by a VP at SIRSI, no less) about what libraries may have to learn from environments/applications such as MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, etc. -- more questions than answers here, but there are some interesting implications for instruction. I especially liked the reminder that "Learning is essentially a social activity."

Comment and let me know what you think!



  • Interesting questions. We're in the midst of revisioning the ICUGLS Web page and these questions are very relevant.

    Questions 5 & 6 struck me as ones that point to a role that the library can play; esp. #6, "create communities in our educational spaces that are safe, confidential, private, and still have permeable boundaries." This is OnCourse, but not. Not a class, but a drop in workshop.

    By Blogger Emily O., at 4:41 PM  

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